MICHAEL KORS

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The youngest ever winner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2010 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Michael Kors' rise to sartorial stardom has unfolded at a lightning pace. A six-year stint at French fashion house Céline affirmed Michael Kors' talents before he established his eponymous label in 1981. While collections channel a fresh aesthetic season upon season, this designer's signature luxurious, jet-set aesthetic has remained constant from his mainline ready-to-wear collections to accessories, fragrances and a sportswear line. - less